[Tagging] 2 meaning for crossing=zebra

Jyri-Petteri Paloposki jyri-petteri.paloposki at iki.fi
Fri Oct 26 11:07:04 UTC 2018

On 26.10.2018 13.26, Volker Schmidt wrote:
> Re: marking= zebra
> Problem is that the zebra stripes can have different meaning in
> different countries. In Italy it can mean, depending on the context:
> "foot-only" or "foot-and-bicycle". In addition we also have additional
> non-zebra signing for bicycles.
> It would be much better to distinguish between "marked" and "unmarked"
> for the horizontal signalling, without specifying the signalling details
> and use foot=yes|no and bicycle=yes|no|dismount (?) to indicate the type
> of traffic that can cross.
> Re: precedence of vertical signalling over horizontal signalling
> I am not sure about this here in Italy and even less so in other countries.
> We do have here many crossings that consist only of painted zebra
> stripes on the ground without any vertical sign.
> Re: Zebra markings with traffic lights
> This standard in Italy.
> In Germany the standard for that looks different: two rows of dashed
> white stripes (may we should call that Okapi), but the meaning is the same.

Aaaand here's Finland, just to mix things up :)

In Finland crossings controlled with traffic lights often (if not
always) have also a vertical signal and zebra markings, which are only
in effect if the traffic lights are off for some reason.

A footway crossing that gives foot traffic precedence is marked with a
vertical signal and MAY be marked with a zebra marking. Both are usually
used, but not always, and a missing zebra marking doesn't have any
effect on the meaning of the controls.

There's another kind of marking, which is kind of a ”cut” zebra marking
(like this: https://www.finlex.fi/data/sdliite/liikm/5818.gif ). This
may be on the side of a zebra marking or by itself, and it designates a
bicycle and moped crossing. The bicycle crossing has no effect on
precedence of the traffic modes.

Best regards,
Jyri-Petteri Paloposki

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